Your favourite MTB movies.
Vast. Because it’s joyful, it feels like riding a bike, and it’s not up itself. And the soundtrack’s perfect, take me home, red travellinnnnnn socks. Even the obligatory crap dirt jump bit is watchable. Oh and it’s cheap on Itunes.
And Seasons of course- OK, so it’s a bit serious and polished, all pros doing the day job but you know what, when it’s this good I don’t mind- the final scene sets the benchmark for this sort of thing.
(we saw Follow Me in a double bill with Seasons… And I went away thinking Follow Me was dismal. Turns out it’s actually pretty good, it’s just that it was playing the exact same tune as Seasons, and not as well, it was completely outshone)
Ones that missed for me- Find. How did that happen? Roam was so good, Find is almost without redeeming features. How do you take Steve Peat, Danny Macaskill, Hans Rey and a helicopter and make something completely boring? Uncanny.
Lifecycles- there’s about 15 minutes of really nice riding in there but it’s drowned under the artschool project pish and it’s all in slow motion.
Inside Out- all polish, no charm. Train gaps are like drum solos, you can’t do 2 in a set. It just never got going.Posted 4 years agoloddrikMember
None. They’re pretty dull.
Couldn’t think of anything worse than sitting down and watching people riding bikes. Much better to be out there doing it. Only time I’ll watch anything bike related is a quick YouTube helmet cam of a section of trail I plan to ride and haven’t before.Posted 4 years agokayak23Subscriber
Can I have bmx bandits? In retrospect, it was utter tripe, but as a bike crazed kid wanting the whole world to share how rad bmx was, it was great 😀
Lifecycles? The most pretentious pile of carp I’ve ever seen. The effects are amazing obviously, but spoiled by so much self indulgent and cringeworthy narration, and that slo-mo…….they could have made it a quarter the length! Boring ..but boring pretty pictures. 😕
Edit- How could I forget Inspired?!
The film that exploded Danny Mac into my awareness. Not so keen on later ones, too produced but this one had a rawness to it and I’d not seen riding like that before. The soundtrack too is perfect and it’s just a fantastic short.
[video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZ19zFlPah-o[/video]Posted 4 years agobartimaeusMember
I’ve just seen “3 Minute Gaps” for the first time – and I was really impressed. Good riding, some proper contributions from the riders, and enough of ‘a story’ to link it together. I now know why people are so impressed with Brendog.
… but the best vid for me is Vicious Path II – not sure why: maybe because it looks so much fun without looking impossibly superhumanPosted 4 years agomuddy247Member
Dirt is the obvious choice for me as I was 16 when it was released and has inspired me ever since!Posted 4 years ago
From the Inside Out wasn’t bad, Four by Three is good for home grown talent!
The Collective is a tad pretentious but great riding
Way back Home is a brilliant Mtb film-
Myself and the kids really like Danny MacAskill’s latest- Imaginate- reminds me of my youth!!!!ricktMember
For me its Dirt and Chainspotting.
spidersexual – Member
Wishing I never gave chainspotting away!
Its the Space Monkeys tune which is still great today…
Ever get the feeling that you’re being advertised?
Ain’t nobody’s business how you wanna blow your mind
When the rush comes slow and you can’t let goPosted 4 years ago
And it’s summertime on the radio
And your dreams just wanna rip right through the sky!!ChrisISubscriber
Just ordered Tricks and Stunts and Chainspotting from Amazon, 15 quid for them both 😀
Sad news about Martyn Ashton – the man is a legend – http://singletrackworld.com/2013/09/martyn-ashton-injured-official-news/
🙁Posted 4 years agokudos100Member
I like the stuff by Callum Swift. MADE is probably my all-time favorite movie. The uprising is also really good.
Lots of UK stuff + pissing about in the woods. IMO the best kind of riding 🙂
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96IPovbWjiw[/video]Posted 4 years ago
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